Printed from http://www.electronista.com

Two men sue Google over allegedly faulty Android apps

updated 01:15 pm EDT, Fri March 16, 2012

Google named in a class action app lawsuit

A class action lawsuit against Google was started by two California men, based on buying defective apps from the Google Play app store. The lawsuit argues Google's 15-minute refund window is unfair. Dod Harris bought an app called Learn Chinese Mandarin Pro for $4.83 that failed to load properly while the other plaintiff, Stephen Sabatino, says his $4.99 aBTC app was purportedly faulty.

Both likewise said they were unable to receive a refund a short time later, and believe it's not fair that Google takes a 30 percent commission for faulty products. Unlike those in Amazon Appstore and Apple's App Store, Google's apps aren't tested directly by end users.

Google changed the refund policy to the former Android Market in 2010 from 48 hours to the 15-minute window. While this helped prevent abuse of paid apps, it made testing some apps, or delays between buying and using apps, much more difficult for some users. [via MocoNews]



By Electronista Staff
toggle

Comments

Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.

toggle

Network Headlines

toggle

Most Popular

Sponsor

Recent Reviews

Asus Chromebook C300

When Chromebooks hit the market back in 2011, consumers didn't know what to do with them. The low-cost laptops, powered by Google's Ch ...

Plantronics BackBeat Pro Bluetooth headphones

Looking for a pair of headphones that can do everything a user requires is a task that can take some study. Trying to decide on in-ear ...

Lemur BlueDriver

"Oh no, the check engine light is on…again! What one of the hundreds of reasons could it be this time? Probably going to cost a fort ...

Sponsor

toggle

Most Commented

 
toggle

Popular News